Where to begin? The Brine House is undoubtedly one of Winchester's true treasures. This historic Queen Anne home is filled with an incredibly amount of period details, ranging from original ceiling medallions, detailed moldings, elevated ceilings, architectural enhancements, oversized windows and custom built-ins. It has also been graciously updated to compliment, not overpower, its exquisite features which graciously allows the home's vintage characteristics to take center stage.
Nearly 5,600 square feet of living space is presented throughout four floors with spacious rooms, large enough for elegant entertaining yet also designed for intimate and welcoming settings. A grand front foyer introduces the enchantment that awaits within and leads to a lovely 14 x 20 square foot fireplaced living room with floor-to-ceiling windows. The 13 x 14 square foot dining area offers formal surroundings for holiday gatherings while the 14 x 18 square foot fireplaced library is reserved for more personal moments. The 21 x 25 square foot gourmet eat-in kitchen is a stunning culinary center equipped with an abundance of cabinet and granite work surfaces and aside from its roomy casual dining area, offers opportunities for quick meals at the breakfast bar and a cozy sitting area while the adjoining 14 x 19 square foot family room will lodge larger, relaxed get-togethers.
The second floor hosts a luxurious 14 x 15 square foot master suite with walk-in closets, a private stairway to a dressing room and a three quarter private bath and three additional bedrooms with walk-in closets at 14 x 14, 13 x 14 and 12 x 13 square feet. The third level would make an ideal au-pair, teenager or guest suite with two bedrooms at 12 x 13 and 11 x 14 square feet, a bonus 13 x 20 square foot room, a 16 x 19 square foot office and a full bath. The basement includes a wonderful 17 x 19 square foot media room (not included in the listed square footage) and a full bath.
This gracious home has been a genuine presence in Winchester for 126 years and admired by generations of residents. This is a rare opportunity for potential homebuyers to experience a true sense of Winchester history.
- Location: 5 Central St.
- Price: $1,849,000
- Rooms: 14
- Bedrooms: 6
- Baths: 4 full, 1 half
- Living Area: 5,590 sq. ft.
- Lot Size: 22,010 sq. ft. (.51 acre)
- Listing Agent: Ann Basmaji, Waterfield Sotheby's International, 617-957-5878
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